Wikiversità:Bar/Archivio/Avvisi di servizio 2012

In questa pagina sono archiviati i notiziarî interprogetto e della Fondazione WikiMedia (WMF) del 2012, provenienti dal bar.
Vedi anche Wikiversità:Bollettino d'Ateneo/Notizie tecniche.

Announcing Wikipedia 1.19 beta modifica

Wikimedia Foundation is getting ready to push out 1.19 to all the WMF-hosted wikis. As we finish wrapping up our code review, you can test the new version right now on For more information, please read the release notes or the start of the final announcement.

The following are the areas that you will probably be most interested in:

  • Faster loading of javascript files makes dependency tracking more important.
  • New common*.css files usable by skins instead of having to copy piles of generic styles from MonoBook or Vector's css.
  • The default user signature now contains a talk link in addition to the user link.
  • Searching blocked usernames in block log is now clearer.
  • Better timezone recognition in user preferences.
  • Improved diff readability for colorblind people.
  • The interwiki links table can now be accessed also when the interwiki cache is used (used in the API and the Interwiki extension).
  • More gender support (for instance in logs and user lists).
  • Language converter improved, e.g. it now works depending on the page content language.
  • Time and number-formatting magic words also now depend on the page content language.
  • Bidirectional support further improved after 1.18.

Report any problems on the labs beta wiki and we'll work to address them before they software is released to the production wikis.

Note that this cluster does have SUL but it is not integrated with SUL in production, so you'll need to create another account. You should avoid using the same password as you use here. — Global message delivery 01:15, 15 gen 2012 (CET)

MediaWiki 1.19 modifica

(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.) The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to upgrade MediaWiki (the software powering this wiki) to its latest version this month. You can help to test it before it is enabled, to avoid disruption and breakage. More information is available in the full announcement. Thank you for your understanding.

Guillaume Paumier, via the Global message delivery system (wrong page? You can fix it.). 16:05, 12 feb 2012 (CET)[rispondi]

Survey invitation modifica

First, I apologize that part of this message is in English. If you can assist by translating it for your local community, I would greatly appreciate it.

The Wikimedia Foundation would like to invite you to take part in a brief survey.

Con questo sondaggio, la Fondazione spera di rintracciare ciò che i Wikimediani vogliono e ciò di cui hanno bisogno (alcuni potrebbero richiedere fondi), e con quali priorità. Non tutti i programmi della Fondazione saranno inseriti qui (saranno escluse in particolare le operazioni principali) - solo le risorse che i collaboratori individuali o le organizzazioni affiliate a Wikimedia come chapters potrebbero chiedere.

L'obiettivo qui è identificare a cosa TU (o gruppi, come affiliati o club) potresti essere interessato, classificando le opzioni in base alla preferenza. Non abbiamo incluso in questa lista cose come "tenere in funzione i server", perché non sono una responsabilità dei collaboratori o di organizzazioni volontarie. Questo sondaggio vuole dirci a quali priorità di finanziamento i collaboratori sono d'accordo o in disaccordo.

To read more about the survey, and to take part, please visit the survey page. You may select the language in which to take the survey with the pull-down menu at the top.

This invitation is being sent only to those projects where the survey has been translated in full or in majority into your language. It is, however, open to any contributor from any project. Please feel free to share the link with other Wikimedians and to invite their participation.

If you have any questions for me, please address them to my talk page, since I won’t be able to keep an eye at every point where I place the notice.

Thank you! Slaporte (WMF) (discussioni) 19:33, 6 mar 2012 (CET)[rispondi]

Condizioni d'uso, traduzione modifica

Vi prego di scusare il mio italiano povero. "Google translate" mi sta aiutando. Una nuova serie di "Condizioni di utilizzo" sono stati approvati dal Consiglio il mese scorso. C'è un traduzione italiana del Condizioni di utilizzo che è stata preparata per lo più da volontari. Abbiamo un altro che è stato preparato da professionisti. Sarebbe bello se quelli di voi che sono bilingue potrebbe paragonare la lingua inglese con le due versioni e contribuire a fare in modo che il linguaggio migliore è adottato. Potrebbe essere meglio una miscela di entrambi! Ci sono più informazioni, in inglese, a Meta:Talk:Terms of use/it Se avete domande, per favore fatemelo sapere alla mia pagina di discussione su Meta. English:

Please excuse my poor Italian. “Google translate” is helping me. A new set of “Terms of Use” were approved by the Board last month. There is an Italian translation of the Terms of Use that was mostly prepared by volunteers. We have another that was prepared by professionals. It would be great if those of you who are bilingual could compare the English with the two versions and help make sure that the best language is adopted. It may be best a blend of both! There is more information, in English, at Meta:Talk:Terms of use/it. If you have any questions, please let me know at my Meta talk page.

Grazie! --Mdennis (WMF) (discussioni) 19:50, 5 apr 2012 (CEST)[rispondi]

Update on IPv6 modifica


(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the full version of this announcement on Meta)

The Wikimedia Foundation is planning to do limited testing of IPv6 on June 2-3. If there are not too many problems, we may fully enable IPv6 on World IPv6 day (June 6), and keep it enabled.

What this means for your project:

  • At least on June 2-3, 2012, you may see a small number of edits from IPv6 addresses, which are in the form "2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334". See e.g. w:en:IPv6 address. These addresses should behave like any other IP address: You can leave messages on their talk pages; you can track their contributions; you can block them. (See the full version of this announcement for notes on range blocks.)
  • In the mid term, some user scripts and tools will need to be adapted for IPv6.
  • We suspect that IPv6 usage is going to be very low initially, meaning that abuse should be manageable, and we will assist in the monitoring of the situation.

Read the full version of this announcement on how to test the behavior of IPv6 with various tools and how to leave bug reports, and to find a fuller analysis of the implications of the IPv6 migration.

--Erik Möller, VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation 03:05, 2 giu 2012 (CEST)[rispondi]

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2011 Picture of the Year competition modifica


Dear Wikimedians,

Wikimedia Commons is happy to announce that the 2011 Picture of the Year competition is now open. We are interested in your opinion as to which images qualify to be the Picture of the Year 2011. Any user registered at Commons or a Wikimedia wiki SUL-related to Commons with more than 75 edits before 1 April 2012 (UTC) is welcome to vote and, of course everyone is welcome to view!

Detailed information about the contest can be found at the introductory page.

About 600 of the best of Wikimedia Common's photos, animations, movies and graphics were chosen –by the international Wikimedia Commons community– out of 12 million files during 2011 and are now called Featured Pictures.

From professional animal and plant shots to breathtaking panoramas and skylines, restorations of historically relevant images, images portraying the world's best architecture, maps, emblems, diagrams created with the most modern technology, and impressive human portraits, Commons Features Pictures of all flavors.

For your convenience, we have sorted the images into topic categories.

We regret that you receive this message in English; we intended to use banners to notify you in your native language but there was both, human and technical resistance.

See you on Commons! --Picture of the Year 2011 Committee 20:24, 5 giu 2012 (CEST)

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Mobile view as default view coming soon modifica


(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it, as well as the instructions on Meta)

The mobile view of this project and others will soon become the default view on mobile devices (except tablets). Some language versions of these projects currently show no content on the mobile home page, and it is a good time to do a little formatting so users get a mobile-friendly view, or to add to existing mobile content if some already exists.

If you are an administrator, please consider helping with this change. There are instructions which are being translated. The proposed date of switching the default view is July 5.

To contact the mobile team, email mobile-feedback-l

--Phil Inje Chang, Product Manager, Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation 06:49, 29 giu 2012 (CEST)[rispondi]

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Help decide about more than $10 million of Wikimedia donations in the coming year modifica


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As many of you are aware, the Wikimedia Board of Trustees recently initiated important changes in the way that money is being distributed within the Wikimedia movement. As part of this, a new community-led "Funds Dissemination Committee" (FDC) is currently being set up. Already in 2012-13, its recommendations will guide the decisions about the distribution of over 10 million US dollars among the Foundation, chapters and other eligible entities.

Now, seven capable, knowledgeable and trustworthy community members are sought to volunteer on the initial Funds Dissemination Committee. It is expected to take up its work in September. In addition, a community member is sought to be the Ombudsperson for the FDC process. If you are interested in joining the committee, read the call for volunteers. Nominations are planned to close on August 15.

--Anasuya Sengupta, Director of Global Learning and Grantmaking, Wikimedia Foundation 22:10, 19 lug 2012 (CEST)[rispondi]

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Programma di assistenza per spese legali modifica

Molti utenti di Wikimedia assumono ruoli di assistenza importanti, che assicurano che i progetti della comunità proseguano in maniera ininterrotta ed efficace. Lo staff di Wikimedia Foundation, guidato dal reparto finanziario e dal reparto di consulenza legale e della comunità, propone il Programma di assistenza per spese legali. Questo programma mira ad aiutare nella ricerca di avvocati qualificati e nel pagamento delle spese per la difesa legale degli utenti idonei che ricoprono ruoli di assistenza specifici. L’assistenza è messa a disposizione nell’improbabile evento in cui questi utenti siano citati come imputati in un’azione legale connessa ai loro ruoli di assistenza in un progetto Wikimedia. Il programma si applica a tutti i progetti e a tutte le lingue.

Abbiamo avviato una richiesta di pareri per registrare ciò che la comunità pensa dell’iniziativa proposta e desideriamo che coloro che sono interessati leggano il programma stesso proposto e ci facciano sapere cosa ne pensano. In caso di ulteriori domande, abbiamo preparato una sezione FAQ e siamo disponibili anche attraverso le pagine di discussione.

Cordiali saluti,


Geoff Brigham
Direttore dell’Ufficio legale
Wikimedia Foundation


Garfield Byrd
Direttore area finanziaria e amministrazione
Wikimedia Foundation

I apologize that I can't speak to you in Italian. :) I wanted to be sure your community was aware of this program. The Wikimedia Foundation is hoping for a strong consensus, whatever choice is made. I hope you will participate in the discussion. If there is a better place to announce this, please help spread the word. Correction of the Google translation of my note (which follows) would be very welcome!

Mi scuso che non posso parlare con voi in italiano. :) Volevo essere sicuro che la comunità era a conoscenza di questo programma. La Wikimedia Foundation spera in un forte consenso, qualunque sia la scelta è fatta. Spero che partecipare alla discussione. Se c'è un posto migliore di annunciare questo, si prega di contribuire a diffondere la parola. Correzione della traduzione di Google la mia nota (che segue) sarebbe molto gradito!

Grazie! --Mdennis (WMF) (discussioni) 19:49, 4 set 2012 (CEST)[rispondi]

Wikidata is getting close to a first roll-out modifica


(Apologies if this message isn't in your language.)

As some of you might already have heard Wikimedia Deutschland is working on a new Wikimedia project. It is called m:Wikidata. The goal of Wikidata is to become a central data repository for the Wikipedias, its sister projects and the world. In the future it will hold data like the number of inhabitants of a country, the date of birth of a famous person or the length of a river. These can then be used in all Wikimedia projects and outside of them.

The project is divided into three phases and "we are getting close to roll-out the first phase". The phases are:

  1. language links in the Wikipedias (making it possible to store the links between the language editions of an article just once in Wikidata instead of in each linked article)
  2. infoboxes (making it possible to store the data that is currently in infoboxes in one central place and share the data)
  3. lists (making it possible to create lists and similar things based on queries to Wikidata so they update automatically when new data is added or modified)

It'd be great if you could join us, test the demo version, provide feedback and take part in the development of Wikidata. You can find all the relevant information including an FAQ and sign-up links for our on-wiki newsletter on the Wikidata page on Meta.

For further discussions please use this talk page (if you are uncomfortable writing in English you can also write in your native language there) or point me to the place where your discussion is happening so I can answer there.

--Lydia Pintscher 15:24, 10 set 2012 (CEST)[rispondi]

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Notizie in rilievo di Wikimedia, Agosto 2012 modifica

Estratti dal bollettino della Wikimedia Foundation e dal bollettino tecnico Wikimedia per il mese di agosto 2012, con una selezione di altri importanti eventi del movimento Wikimedia
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Upcoming software changes - please report any problems modifica


(Apologies if this message isn't in your language. Please consider translating it)

All Wikimedia wikis - including this one - will soon be upgraded with new and possibly disruptive code. This process starts today and finishes on October 24 (see the upgrade schedule & code details).

Please watch for problems with:

  • revision diffs
  • templates
  • CSS and JavaScript pages (like user scripts)
  • bots
  • PDF export
  • images, video, and sound, especially scaling sizes
  • the CologneBlue skin

If you notice any problems, please report problems at our defect tracker site. You can test for possible problems at and, which have already been updated.

Thanks! With your help we can find problems fast and get them fixed faster.

Sumana Harihareswara, Wikimedia Foundation Engineering Community Manager (talk) 04:59, 16 ott 2012 (CEST)[rispondi]

P.S.: For the regular, smaller MediaWiki updates every two weeks, please watch this schedule.

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Fundraising localization: volunteers from outside the USA needed modifica

Please translate for your local community

Hello All,

The Wikimedia Foundation's Fundraising team have begun our 'User Experience' project, with the goal of understanding the donation experience in different countries outside the USA and enhancing the localization of our donation pages. I am searching for volunteers to spend 30 minutes on a Skype chat with me, reviewing their own country's donation pages. It will be done on a 'usability' format (I will ask you to read the text and go through the donation flow) and will be asking your feedback in the meanwhile.

The only pre-requisite is for the volunteer to actually live in the country and to have access to at least one donation method that we offer for that country (mainly credit/debit card, but also real-time banking like IDEAL, E-wallets, etc...) so we can do a live test and see if the donation goes through. All volunteers will be reimbursed of the donations that eventually succeed (and they will be low amounts, like 1-2 dollars)

By helping us you are actually helping thousands of people to support our mission of free knowledge across the world. Please sing up and help us with our 'User Experience' project! :) If you are interested (or know of anyone who could be) please email All countries needed (excepting USA)!

Pats Pena
Global Fundraising Operations Manager, Wikimedia Foundation

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Votazione Logo Wikivoyage modifica

Segnalo che su Meta si è aperta proprio oggi la votazione per la scelta de logo di Wikivoyage, progetto dedicato ai viaggi. Come si vota? Anche se non è specificato nella pagine, si appone semplicemente la propria firma (senza nessun tempalte) nella sezione "Vote" del/dei logo/loghi che preferite. Potete sceglierne anche più di uno, ma si prega di non esagerare. I loghi che passeranno questa selezione entro 15 Novembre andranno in un'altra votazione per definire meglio le scelte. Preciso che in questa votazione non si valuta il logo finito, ma semplicemente una bozza di logo, ciò significa che alcune icone proposte ora potrebbero variare poi. Sono lieto poi di annunciarvi che nella votazione sono presenti alcune icone della pregevol fattura di casa nostra.

Votazione per il logo di Wikivoyage. Raoli (discussioni) 13:54, 1 nov 2012 (CET)[rispondi]

Rush finale logo di Wikivoyage modifica

Segnalo che si è aperta l'ultima fase della votazione per il logo di Wikivoyage. Nella precedente votazione si sceglieva il concetto e l'idea, ora in base a quell'idea si cambiano forme variando anche nei colori. Rispetto alla precedente questa votazione sarà più breve. Infatti terminerà l'8 dicembre. Invito quindi coloro che stanno leggendo queste parole ad andare a votare anche per il nuovo logo di Wikivoyage. Per votare non si richiedono requisiti, quindi tutti possono farlo. Se leggete solo ora di questa votazione, siete comunque ancora in tempo per proporre la vostra variazione, ma affrettatevi poiché altrimenti non verrebbe valutato da tutto il bacino di utenti che al momento si stanno riversando nella votazione. Raoli (discussioni) 16:16, 1 dic 2012 (CET)[rispondi]

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